Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
disaster assistance programs. as angela tae yoo, lester's growing season was extraordinarily challenging. we had a very, very significant trout situation in indiana. angie and her family feasted on their farm and she's going to share some of that with this today. angie and her husband had dreamed to firemen through their hard work, dedication to administer cooperation to 1500 acres. she and her has been a great example to us here in the committee. we are to those glauber's to roll up our sleeves and to get a farm bill as soon as possible as well, madam chairwoman. >> thank you very much. we are pleased to have you and i want to now introduce from michigan and, jeff send a lifelong cherry farmer. he's given us chocolate covered cherries that will not remain in the committee longer than the end of this day. i'll be gone. so thank you very much for bringing that. a lifelong cherry farmer who grew up working on his grandfather's 40 acres. he and his wife have now expanded that to 800 acres. also operating a receiving station for over 35 years to 35 growers bringing cherries to the station. h
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am EST
violence. mary johnson, angela, maya, police sgt mike duzann i look forward to spending time with each of you tomorrow afternoon. i want to send my condolences to the people of oakdale, minnesota, who experienced a horrific shooting last night. i spent some time traveling around minnesota in the aftermath of the shooting in sandy hook, and what i have learned is that we can honor minnesota's culture of responsible gun ownership while taking some reasonable steps to make our communities safer. gun-control is a central part of this. i support a ban on assault weapons and a limit on the size of magazines. i also believe that we need to improve and expand our background check system. billions of people because of our background check system have been denied guns. it seems like there is a consensus being built around the idea that we should do background checks on all purchases of guns. part of improving the background check system involves updating mental health records in the national database and, of course, improving access to mental health is an important part of this entire discussion
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
? >> >> angela. >> you said 45 million work hours, what does that equate in terms of the number of jobs and is this layoffs or do it through attrition? >> it equates to 22,500 jobs. right now, the postal service, we run in excess of 10% overtime, almost 12% and we have not hired and using attrition to take advantage of people leaving without having to resort to layoffs. by eliminating overtime and looking at some flexibility we have with the part-time work force and potentially working with the unions on some this will help. since the year 2000, the postal service has reduced approximately 306,000 jobs, people, new layoffs. we do not want to lay off. we are a responsible employer. yes, sir? >> just to follow up on her question, nuts and bolts, 22,500 jobs, how many people get laid off or bought out when? and the second question is in the back of your folder here, you have daily revenue and daily out-go and the revenue exceeds the out-go. so -- >> the revenue doesn't exceed the out-go. $15.9 billion last year. >> not according to your own handout. my question is, where's the difference?
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
in the eight months you have been in office. that is a good thing for europe and citizens. angela merkel is no longer the ceo of merkel limited. if you need a balanced approach to compromise. we have a growth fact in order to counter blind austerity measures. we now need to flesh out this pact to create jobs. because of unemployment is extraordinary. you have made an agreement to a banking union with mrs. merkel. now the department will have to decide on the same thing in the next few weeks. social europe still exists. our commitment has been taken to reinforce the eurozone. we need specific measures. these are real projects. europe finds itself still in crisis. the socialist and democratic groups and the european parliament has been fighting with austerity overdoses four months. two years ago we suggested removing certain types of investment from the balanced budget role in calculations. nothing happens. we rejected that idea. we have recessions. we have unemployment skyrocketing. we do not want any more of this austerity. we need to give the european economy a breath of oxygen and fres